Mia Brackley and Elizabeth Bland are the proud recipients of MDL Marinas 2018 Sail Training Awards presented at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show.
Presented in conjunction with Ocean Youth Trust South, MDL’s Sail Training Awards are designed to recognise, reward and challenge young people who have shown exceptional accomplishments and qualities which have inspired or supported others.
Pictured are (left to right): Mark Todd (Chief Executive Ocean Youth Trust South), Mia Brackley, Lord Iliffe (Board Chairman, Yattendon Group Plc), Elizabeth Bland and Michael Glanville (Managing Director MDL Marinas).
Mia Brackley and Elizabeth Bland were given the beautiful awards as recognition of their accomplishments while at sea. They spent five nights and six days living and sailing on board OYT South’s 30-metre vessel Prolific and were involved in all aspects of life on board, including hoisting sails, helping with maintenance, sailing the boat at night and cooking and cleaning with the rest of the crew. The voyage departed from and returned to MDL’s Ocean Village Marina in April 2018. Also onboard were Emily Godson, Carla Green, Hayden Knight and Shailyse Saunders.
The presentation was made on MDL Marinas waterside stand at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show.
The awards offer admirable young people – carefully selected due to their exceptional accomplishments, or for overcoming adverse personal circumstances – the opportunity of a lifetime aboard the sail training ship.
MDL Marinas has run its Sail Training Awards for over 30 years. Ocean Youth Trust South is a charity which uses Adventure Under Sail as a personal development opportunity for young people aged 12-25.
More information at www.oytsouth.org.
Nominations are now open for the 2019 MDL’s Sail Training Awards www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/sta